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Ferrum Takes Three of Four at Softball Bash

Ferrum Takes Three of Four at Softball Bash

Sat, 3/10/12:  Ferrum 4, Randolph-Macon 0 Box  |  Ferrum 9, Hunter 0 Box
Sun, 3/11/12: Ferrum 9, Huntingdon 1 Box  |  Eastern Menn. 2, Ferrum 1 Box

Action Photos (courtsey of Al Thompson)

SALEM, Va. -- The Ferrum College softball team won three of four games at the 2012 Roanoke Valley Softball Bash, played Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11, at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex in Salem.

The Panthers opened the weekend with a pair of shutout wins Saturday over Randolph-Macon College and Hunter College, 4-0 and 9-0, respectively.  On Sunday, Coach Vickie Van Kleeck's team beat Huntingdon College 9-1 before losing to Eastern Mennonite University 2-1.

Karly Thompson went 4-5 in two games Saturday with a home run, a double, three RBI and a pair of runs.  Against Hunter, Suzanne Plasters had a solo homer in the third inning, Thompson had a solo shot in the fourth, and Kylene Culler had a two-run blast in the sixth.

Kaitlyn Culler earned the win against Hunter, racking up eight strikeouts over five innings.  Culler also earned the win over Huntingdon Sunday, pitching a complete 6-inning game with five strikeouts.

Hannah Shumaker went 2-4 against Huntingdon with two home runs, three RBI and a pair of runs.  Shumaker had a solo homer in the third inning, and a two-run blast in the sixth.  Chloe Brzycki went 3-4 with a run.

Shumaker then pitched a complete game in the loss to Eastern Mennonite, allowing four hits and an earned run over seven innings, walking three and striking out 13.  Rachel Shumaker went 2-3 with a run scored.

Ferrum (14-2) returns to action Wednesday, March 14, at home against Averett University.  The USA South doubleheader will be Ferrum's league-opener and gets underway at 5 p.m. at Franklin Community Bank Field.